Vietnam wins the Stockholm Industry Water Award in recognition of how it delivers water to its population.
Vietnam has made big strides
toward normalization over the years since the Vietnam War ended. Decades ago,
who would have predicted that Vietnam could teach the United States, let alone
the world, something about water management? The country now has won the
Stockholm Industry Water Award in recognition of how it delivers water to its
population, and water experts have noticed.
Jim Lauria, vice president of
marketing and business development at Amiad Filtration Systems Ltd. in Oxnard,
Calif., was paying attention and has lots to say. His blog "Water
Management Lessons from an Unlikely Source" at The Huffington Post
describes Phnom Penh's success at creating a water-delivery infrastructure that
efficiently and affordably provides water to its citizens. Lauria contrasts the
Vietnamese system to that of the United States, noting that America's is in
need of an overhaul, one that is long overdue.
To read Lauria's blog and comment on his viewpoint,
go to The Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-lauria/water-management-lessons-_b_761318.html.
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